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Recognizing Emerging Indie
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors and Voice Actors

The Valorious Awards, sponsored by international best-selling author Christopher Hopper, is an annual competition seeking to recognize and encourage emerging artists in two categories;
best sci-fi/fantasy novel and best sci-fi/fantasy voice actor.

The awards seek to encourage independent authors and character actors and discover new and exciting talent within the world of science fiction. Entrants are judged by a panel of independent reviewers and industry professionals who are not compensated for or beneficiaries of their participation.

Entries in both categories will be accepted between May 6 and December 31st 2024 exclusively through our website.
Awards to be announced on Saturday, July 19th 2025. Prizes will be distributed at HopperCon25 in Watertown, New York, July 18–2O 2025. Winners need not be present to receive prizes.
Valorious Awards Trio

Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Novel
Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Voice Actor

1st Place
Valorious 1st Place Trophy

$500 USD
Digital gold Valorious Prize Badge for use in marketing
Promotional blurb for your work provided by Christopher Hopper.
2nd Place
Valorious 2nd Place Trophy

$250 USD
    Digital silver Valorious Prize Badge for use in marketing
3rd Place
Valorious 3rd Place Trophy

$150 USD
    Digital bronze Valorious Prize Badge for use in marketing

Additionally, all top three finishers for each category will receive promotional coverage by Christopher Hopper through various methods, including website featurette on, promoted e-mail list exposure, private group announcements, and general social media promotion.

What's Next?



Contest Rules

Read our entire contest rules to see if you and your book qualify for the Valorious Awards. 



Check out our frequently asked questions to double-check your eligibility.



Enter your novel or audiobook into the contest and then check your email for instructions.

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